Alamo Canyon Campground sits nestled at the base of the Ajo mountains in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. This primitive campground provides scenic views of the surrounding mountains and Sonoran Desert, along with spectacular night sky viewing and peaceful quiet.
Alamo Canyon Campground has four campsites with charcoal grills, picnic tables, a pit toilet, and trash cans. It is tent camping only; RVs, motorhomes, and trailers are not permitted. Wood fires and ground fires are not allowed. Generators are prohibited.
Reservations are required. Campsites must be reserved before arriving at the campground. There is no cell service in the campground.
There is no water or electricity available at Alamo Canyon Campground. Cell service is very limited in the campground and along Alamo Canyon Road.
RVs, motorhomes, and trailers are not permitted.
Campsites are limited to a maximum of 2 vehicles per site. Each vehicle must be parked within the space provided.
Camping is by reservation only and in designated campsites only.
There is no road sign or turning lane along the highway for Alamo Canyon Road. Please drive carefully and defensively when entering and exiting the highway.
Check-out is 11:00 a.m, check-in is 1:00 pm.
Please note: If you arrive for your reservation before 11:00 AM, your site may still be occupied.
Quiet hours are from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
There is a five (5) person maximum per site.
The maximum length of stay is 7 consecutive nights, and 7 total nights over a rolling 30 day period.
All visitors must pay an additional 7 day or Annual entrance fee to visit Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Purchase your entrance pass online in advance or upon arrival at the Kris Eggle Visitor Center, open from 9 AM to 5 PM. The park also honors Interagency (America the Beautiful) Passes.
It is your responsibility to check the current weather conditions before you arrive at the campground. Weather conditions can range from daytime high temperatures in the 90s to overnight lows in the 20s. Temperatures may exceed 100 degrees during late spring and into summer.
It is not neccesary to check in at the visitor center before accessing your campsite. The visitor center is approximately 13 miles south of the campground, along AZ HWY 85.
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument exhibits an extraordinary collection of plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert. This is a showcase for creatures who have adapted themselves to the extreme temperatures, intense sunlight, and little rainfall that characterize this Southwest region. Thirty-one species of cacti have mastered the art of living in this place, including the park's namesake and the giant saguaro. Here, the life of the Sonoran Desert is protected and allowed to flourish under nearly ideal wilderness conditions. The monument is an outstanding natural preserve where one of the Earth's major ecosystems survives almost unspoiled.
Along with photography and birding, hiking is ideal here. There is a .9 mile point to point trail that leads into Alamo Canyon from the campground. Beyond the campground area there are miles of trails laced around Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, some easy, others more strenuous. Always carry water and snacks, and avoid hiking during the hottest parts of the day. More detailed trail information is available at https://www.nps.gov/orpi/planyourvisit/hiking.htm and at the Kris Eggle Visitor Center.
10 Organ Pipe Drive Ajo AZ 85321
For campground inquiries, please call: 520-387-6849
There is no road sign along the highway for the Alamo Canyon Road